• Cookies selling like hotcakes for new Main Street entrepreneur

    Laura Merkel has a storefront, 3,000 cookie cutters, and a mission. Her mission is to take over the role of breadwinner for her family–husband Wayne, their son Ryan Merkel, a fourth-grader at Highland Elementary, and their daughter,...

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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  • Akron approves 2019 tax hike

    Akron homeowners will pay 30 percent more in real estate taxes in 2019 than they paid in 2018 after borough council approved a boost in the tax rate from 2.32 mills per thousand dollars of assessed value...

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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  • ‘Petula, Circus Cat’ is a class act

    Marylouise Sholly, who is known for her role as a correspondent for The Ephrata Review, the Lititz Record Express, and The Reading Eagle, has published her first children’s book, “Petula, Circus Cat,” which tells the story of...

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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  • Messick’s Christmas Light Show Raises Money for Local Charities

    ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. — The Christmas light show at Messicks is open for it’s sixth year. The show is free and open to the public who can drive up and enjoy the lights and music from the comfort...

    • Posted December 6, 2018
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  • Ephrata chosen to host Women Veterans Retreat

    Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Pennsylvania has chosen Ephrata to host the annual Women Veterans Retreat in March 2019. The Women Veterans Retreat will be held March 29, 30, and 31 of 2019; Ephrata was chosen...

    • Posted December 5, 2018
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  • Council will vote on no-tax-hike, budget Dec. 10

    Ephrata Borough’s 2019 proposed budget comes with good news and not-as-good news; no increase in taxes for 2019, but residents may not be that fortunate in 2020. Millage remains at 1.7625, the lowest of any borough in...

    • Posted December 5, 2018
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  • Pancake Farm partners hang up their aprons

    “I could go to the Pancake Farm by myself and not feel alone,” Cindy Potts said Saturday morning as she was waiting for the last Pancake Farm breakfast she would ever have that would be cooked by...

    • Posted December 5, 2018
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  • West Cocalico follows Adamstown’s lead on SRO

    West Cocalico supervisors seem poised to follow Adamstown Borough’s lead in suggesting that the East Cocalico Police Department work directly with the Cocalico School District to engage a school resource officer in the district. Several years ago,...

    • Posted November 28, 2018
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  • Rare tour visits upper floors of Ephrata Cloister

    In the 1920s, the German Seventh Day Baptist Church charged 25 cents to tour the Sisters’ House in the Ephrata Cloister, 632 W. Main St., Ephrata. In September, Elizabeth Bertheaud, historic site administrator, gave a 275th anniversary...

    • Posted November 28, 2018
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  • Refreshing Mountain adds lighted ziplines, holiday lights

    Imagine ziplining through a winter wonderland of decorations and lights. That’s one of the new options for guests at Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center this holiday season. “We’re always looking for creative ways to introduce people...

    • Posted November 28, 2018
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